Personal Support Worker

Municipal Corporation Newmarket Regional Municipality of York
Department: Community and Health Services Department
Branch: Paramedic and Seniors Services Branch
Status: Casual/On-Call
Location: Newmarket / Ontario
Date Posted: May 12, 2020
Date Closing: December 31, 2020
Number Of Positions: 5

Position Title

Personal Support Worker


$26.62 to $28.93 per hour

Scheduled Hours

Permanent Casual/On-Call, with up to 75 bi-weekly hours available

Operational Hours


Position Purpose

Reporting to the Director of Care/Supervisor of Care, and under the guidance and direction of the Registered Nursing staff, is responsible for providing care, support, assistance, and supervision to residents/clients in the Health Care Centre; promoting independence in activities of daily living, including restorative care, and working in collaboration with members of the client care team.

Major Responsibilities

•Participates with other members of the Care Team in promoting the health, well being and independence of residents/clients.
•Performs basic care procedures which s/he has been prepared for through instruction and training by Registered Nursing staff.
•Reports changes in residents’ physical, mental, and/or emotional condition to the Registered Nurse or designate.
•Immediately reports any problems or incidents involving residents and/or staff to the Registered Nurse in Charge.
•Receives verbal and/or written reports from outgoing shift members and documents incidents and conditions occurring on previous shift.
•Liaises and promotes positive relationships withwith the medical and facility staff, residents, families and visitors.
•Attends and actively participates in relevant training programs and team meetings.
•May occasionally be required to respond to emergency situations outside of normal business hours, as related to the Departmental Emergency Plan.
•Performs other related duties as assigned.


•Completion of a Personal Support Worker certificate program or approved equivalent combination of education and experience.
•Up to one (1) year experience or practicum placement with resident care in a long-term care facility or other geriatric environment.
•Satisfactory Police Vulnerable Sector Checks (PVSC).
•Knowledge and demonstrated ability in corporate core competencies including customer focus, communication, collaboration and personal ownership.
•Demonstrated basic computer literacy utilizing MS Office software applications and the ability to receive and respond to emails.
•Good interpersonal and communication skills to work within a diverse community and ability to deal empathetically with residents, family members, etc., to contribute to their well-being.

How to Apply

Please apply online. We thank all candidates for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted via email.

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